Sam Babus upholds the Jewish values of chesed and tzedakah above all else as his photography business, SB Creatives Photography, continues to grow.
A familiar face behind the camera at many Jewish events in Sydney, Babus is delighted to be able to use his skills to contribute to the community.
“I go above and beyond to help in every way possible,” Babus told The AJN.
“I am also a youth leader at Maccabi Mega Camp, where I connect Jewish kids with sport, and I have been nominated for the Jewish Changemaker awards two years in a row for my volunteering efforts in the community.
“I believe that everyone should be given a fair chance regardless of their situation or circumstances, so I am also passionate about volunteering weekly at One&All Hub – a creative hub for all abilities.”
Babus, 21, attended Cammeraygal High School and first took up photography when he was in year 7.
He began photographing school events for the yearbook and went on to become the student head of photography, for which he was awarded a school prize.
Babus then started his own business straight after he graduated from high school.
“Growing up I always loved documenting the special moments in people’s lives, whether it is birthday parties or bar or bat mitzvahs,” he said.
“Since I did not go to a Jewish day school, after I volunteered at Camp Sababa in 2019 I felt more connected to my Jewish identity and through this, people started to know about me and my work in the community.
“This eventually grew into photographing for Sydney Friendship Circle and Maccabi. Eventually the Jewish community of Sydney began to know about me and my services.
“I now focus on simchas, corporate events, families and headshots in the Jewish community.”
Babus said working with Jewish community organisations has been a “dream come true” and he is eternally grateful for the support he has received.
“Working with the Jewish community organisations is a dream come true for me as I get to do what I love and capture amazing memories that people will cherish forever,” Babus said.
“To date, I have captured over 95 events.
“Furthermore, without the community’s support I would not have got to where I am today in my business and personal life.
“I get to meet people from all walks of life, and I get to connect with people every day making them smile and laugh.
“My favourite part of my job as a photographer is people smiling and enjoying themselves regardless of their ability and I love celebrating simchas with people.”
For more information: sbcreativesphotography.net